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Big Hair Ball is Back

Big Hair Ball is Back

Aug 7, 2015

Big Hair Ball is back! On August 15th the event we’ve all been waiting for returns with Big Hair Ball 2015: A Big Hair Blowout. The Big Hair Ball is so exciting, so spectacular, and so unexpected that it only takes place every other year-so don’t miss out! This is the seventh Big Hair Ball, which has become famous for its wild hairstyles, live performances,...

Summer’s Grand Finale

Summer’s Grand Finale

Jul 28, 2015

The end of July is always a bittersweet time for me. Summer weather is holding on strong and there are a number of events I am still looking forward to. At the same time, two-thirds of summer is already over and back-to-school advertisements are running in full force. Dam to Dam, the Iowa Craft Beer Festival, the Des Moines Arts Festival and even RAGBRAI are in...

A Weekend of Celebration in Des Moines

A Weekend of Celebration in Des Moines

Jul 7, 2015

For the rest of my life, the week surrounding July 10th will be spent celebrating one thing: my third daughter’s birthday. November 9th and January 11th are already holidays in our house (celebrating birthdays for daughters one and two) and last year we added July 10th to our list of special days. Until she someday decides to celebrate her birthday without...

Des Moines Beer Week and Happy Beer-Day to Me!

Des Moines Beer Week and Happy Beer-Day to Me!

Jun 9, 2015

If you are reading my blog on the day it actually posts to Des Moines is Not Boring, then it is my birthday. As is the tradition in my family on someone’s birthday, instead of sending birthday cards, we deliver a birthday beer. My brother started the tradition years ago and it has stuck. Birthday cards get recycled (or worse, stuck in a shoe box never to be...

Why I Pulled a UPS Airplane

Why I Pulled a UPS Airplane

Jun 3, 2015

There are a lot of ways you can spend any given Saturday morning. Sleeping in, visiting family and binge watching my TV show du jour are the usual suspects. However, one Saturday morning in June of last year was different; I pulled a UPS airplane. 

 You may be thinking: “Why in the world would you do that?” For the same reason I rappelled...